“Lou Fournier has firmly placed one foot in the pragmatic world of today, while the other points toward a future view of education where teachers and students are treated with respect…. He does this through the medium of humor, and you are in for a genuine treat.”—David D Thornburg, Thornburg Center, From his Foreword
What's So Funny About Education? contains pellets of wisdom and humor on the topic of education. It aims to take a closer look at the situation in education today, to shake them joyously in laughter. The authors have taken on the challenge to cast education's foibles onto a well-lit stage where we can chuckle and chortle while acknowledging the underlying truth, which can be individually addressed in more serious perspectives.
Fournier delivers both stark and subtle epiphanies alongside enduring truths, offering a deeper social commentary on the present conditions and future directions of American education.
With an engaging satirical approach, the author spares no topic in casting a wide net over education, covering music and the arts, school culture, leadership, assessment, staff development, history, technology, higher education, and many more.